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Enjoy a festival, join a fun run, tour an interpretive site, or just make your own celebration with a family picnic or camping trip. Choose from dozens of activities and events throughout the year. You can submit your state park event via email to get it placed on the calendar. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks and state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

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  1. Calendar Overlay Alta Lake State Park (1)
  2. Calendar Overlay Cama Beach State Park (18)
  3. Calendar Overlay Fort Worden State Park (6)
  4. Calendar Overlay Lake Easton State Park (7)
  5. Calendar Overlay Lake Sammamish State Park (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Moran State Park (8)
  7. Calendar Overlay Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Wanapum Recreational Area (2)

Alta Lake State Park

  1. Movie Night-National Parks Adventure

    June 19, 2021, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Day Use Area: near concession building by the lake

    About The Film Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier National Park, Redwood National Park, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in what is both an action-packed expedition and a souful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.

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Cama Beach State Park

  1. Geocaching Adventure Labs

    April 16, 2021 - December 31, 2021


    Visit Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks for a digital treasure hunt!

    Designed similar to existing geocaching activities, Adventure Labs will guide you through the parks as you solve questions using physical features within the landscape.

    To begin an Adventure, download the official Geocaching Adventure Lab app for your iPhone or Android phone and create a free account.

    All 10 Washington State Parks in Island County have their own custom Adventure Labs. Click the link to learn more.

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  2. Cama Beach Nature Backpack program

    April 16, 2021, 9:00 AM - December 31, 2021, 5:00 PM


    Looking for a fun, educational activity for the entire family?

    There are now Nature Backpacks available for check-out at Cama Beach State Park! Each backpack includes educational materials and a set of kid-friendly tools to help young explorers learn about nature. Inside, you’ll find binoculars, observation tools, colored pencils, a field journal, books, activities and more.

    Visit us at the Cama Beach Welcome Center to request a Nature Backpack. You can borrow a backpack for either 48 hours or one week.

    Borrow one today and let the fun begin!

    Explore. Discover. Investigate.

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  3. Big bubbles on the beach

    June 13, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Learn how to make giant bubbles and become a bubble-ologist!

    Bring your family to the Historic Store and one of our Cama Beach Foundation volunteers will teach you how to make enormous bubbles using a special mixture of glycerin and dish soap.

    With a little practice, anyone can become an expert.

    Weather dependent.

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  4. Table talk

    June 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Drop by the table in front of the Cama Beach Historic Store to learn about the history of the park, how the land was formed, the plants and animals who live here now, or the animals who lived here many years ago.

    Topics rotate and there's a different topic every week.

    Weather dependent.

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  5. Table talk

    June 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Drop by the table in front of the Bama Beach Historic Store to learn about the history of the park, how the land was formed, the plants and animals who live here now, or the animals who lived here many years ago.

    Topics rotate and there's a different topic every week.

    Weather dependent.

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  6. Who eats with their feet?

    June 18, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Join a Cama Beach Foundation volunteer naturalist to learn about marine critters who gather food using their feet. During this activity we set up a microscope so you can see plankton, the base of our marine food web.

    Look for the table set up north of the Cama Beach Historic Store.

    Weather dependent.

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  7. Toy Boat Workshop

    June 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Bring your family to The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach and learn how to build your own wooden toy boat! And the best part? You get to bring it home as a souvenir. $5 Suggested donation.

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  8. Junior Ranger program

    June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and why the job is so much fun!

    Meet outside the Historic Store at 2 p.m. (weather dependent).

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  9. Big bubbles on the beach

    June 20, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Learn how to make giant bubbles and become a bubble-ologist!

    Bring your family to the Historic Store and one of our Cama Beach Foundation volunteers will teach you how to make enormous bubbles using a special mixture of glycerin and dish soap.

    With a little practice, anyone can become an expert.

    Weather dependent.

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  10. Table talk

    June 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Drop by the table in front of the Cama Beach Historic Store to learn about the history of the park, how the land was formed, the plants and animals who live here now, or the animals who lived here many years ago.

    Topics rotate and there's a different topic every week.

    Weather dependent.

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  11. Low Tide Beach Walk

    June 25, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Join our Cama Beach Foundation Volunteers to learn about the critters who live in the Salish Sea. During this exceptionally low tide, a guide will be available to point out invertebrates and help you identify them.

    Meet near the break in the sea wall on the south end of Cama Beach.

    Weather dependent.

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  12. Who eats with their feet?

    June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Join a Cama Beach Foundation volunteer naturalist to learn about marine critters who gather food using their feet. During this activity we set up a microscope so you can see plankton, the base of our marine food web.

    Look for the table set up north of the Cama Beach Historic Store.

    Weather dependent.

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  13. Crabbing Talk

    June 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Have you ever wondered how to responsibly catch and cook crab?

    Join one of our Cama Beach volunteers to learn tried-and-true crabbing techniques, delicious cooking methods, as well as information about licensing and seasons.

    Meet in front of the Cama Beach Historic Store at 11 a.m.

    Weather dependent.

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  14. Toy Boat Workshop

    June 26, 2021, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park

    Bring your family to The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach and learn how to build your own wooden toy boat! And the best part? You get to bring it home as a souvenir. $5 Suggested donation.

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  15. Low Tide Beach Walk

    June 26, 2021, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Join our Cama Beach Foundation Volunteers to learn about the critters who live in the Salish Sea. During this exceptionally low tide, a guide will be available to point out invertebrates and help you identify them.

    Meet near the break in the sea wall on the south end of Cama Beach.

    Weather dependent.

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  16. Junior Ranger program

    June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and why the job is so much fun!

    Meet outside the Historic Store at 2 p.m. (weather dependent).

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  17. Big bubbles on the beach

    June 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Learn how to make giant bubbles and become a bubble-ologist!

    Bring your family to the Historic Store and one of our Cama Beach Foundation volunteers will teach you how to make enormous bubbles using a special mixture of glycerin and dish soap.

    With a little practice, anyone can become an expert.

    Weather dependent.

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  18. Table talk

    June 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cama Beach State Park


    Drop by the table in front of the Cama Beach Historic Store to learn about the history of the park, how the land was formed, the plants and animals who live here now, or the animals who lived here many years ago.

    Topics rotate and there's a different topic every week.

    Weather dependent.

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Fort Worden State Park

  1. Art in the Park Workshop

    June 13, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn about Fort Worden's natural history and the basics of scientific illustration. All ages and skill levels welcome. Email anna.marchand@parks.wa.gov for more information and to reserve your place.

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  2. Bald Eagle Nesting Habits Lesson

    June 13, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Come learn about the challenging and quirky ways in which a bald eagle raises a family. This presentation will allow you to rear your own chicks through activities such as building your own bald eagle nest. Email nathan.rees@parks.wa.gov for more information and to reserve your place.

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  3. Fire Control Tour

    June 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    The bare structures on Fort Worden's Artillery Hill were once home to an abundance of machinery and activity. Step into the life of a soldier on the main gun line by discovering the process by which the gun batteries aimed and fired their large cannons. Email nathan.rees@parks.wa.gov for more information and to reserve your place.

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  4. Native Plant Walk

    June 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Learn to identify the 10 most common native plants of Fort Worden and learn some basic botanical terms that will help you apply your knowledge. Email anna.marchand@parks.wa.gov for more information and to reserve your place.

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  5. Coast Salish Traditional Foods Exhibit

    June 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    This temporary, self-guided exhibit allows you to explore the traditional foods of the Coast Salish peoples. Learn to appreciate new ingredients and take home some recipes. No registration is necessary for this program. Located in front of the Commons (building 210).

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  6. Mapping Coast Artillery Forts Workshop

    June 27, 2021, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    The bare structures on Fort Worden's Artillery Hill were once home to an abundance of machinery and activity. Step into the life of a soldier on the main gun line by discovering the process by which the gun batteries aimed and fired their large cannons. Email nathan.rees@parks.wa.gov for more information and to reserve your place.

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Lake Easton State Park

  1. Junior Ranger program

    June 13, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    Have fun and play games! Learn what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Everyone is welcome but note that the Junior Ranger program content is designed for 4-12 year olds. Meet at the amphitheater. An adult must attend with children.

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  2. Evening Programs

    June 18, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join park staff for an engaging, family-friendly presentation or activity on an interesting topic related to the park. Topics will be provided at the entrance station upon arrival. Meet at the amphitheater.

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  3. Evening Programs

    June 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join park staff for an engaging, family-friendly presentation or activity on an interesting topic related to the park. Topics will be provided at the entrance station upon arrival. Meet at the amphitheater.

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  4. Junior Ranger program

    June 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    Have fun and play games! Learn what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Everyone is welcome but note that the Junior Ranger program content is designed for 4-12 year olds. Meet at the amphitheater. An adult must attend with children.

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  5. Evening Programs

    June 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join park staff for an engaging, family-friendly presentation or activity on an interesting topic related to the park. Topics will be provided at the entrance station upon arrival. Meet at the amphitheater.

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  6. Evening Programs

    June 26, 2021, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Join park staff for an engaging, family-friendly presentation or activity on an interesting topic related to the park. Topics will be provided at the entrance station upon arrival. Meet at the amphitheater.

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  7. Junior Ranger program

    June 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    Have fun and play games! Learn what it means to be a Junior Ranger. Everyone is welcome but note that the Junior Ranger program content is designed for 4-12 year olds. Meet at the amphitheater. An adult must attend with children.

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Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Lake Sammamish Trail Plan Virtual Public Meeting

    June 23, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual

    The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park are developing a plan to improve the trail system in Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. The public is invited to participate in a virtual workshop held online via Microsoft Teams. We will review a draft trail plan at the workshop.

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Moran State Park

  1. The CCC in Moran State Park

    June 16, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Zoom

    A Partnership Presentation with Orcas Senior Center Janet Oakley Janet Oakley is an award-winning writer of historical fiction that spans the mid-19th century to WW II with characters who stand up for something in their own time and place. Her writing has been recognized with a 2013 Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Award along with national literary awards. A Washington Humanities Speaker, she traveled the state for two years talking about the Civilian Conservation Corps. In her talk for the Friends of Moran State Park, she will go into the history and structure of the CCC, their projects, and their impact on saving the environment in Washington State and national parks. She will highlight the work of the 3Cs on Orcas Island.

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  2. Mt. Constitution stone tower tour

    June 18, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution Stone Tower. It holds amazing stories. Rolf Eriksen, tour leader, has been our dedicated Tower Expert for many years. If going to the top of the tower, be prepared for lots of stone steps; walking shoes and warm clothing recommended. Bring your own CCC and Stone Tower stories to share. Family- fun, young children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Nature Awareness and Contemplation

    June 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cold Springs Shelter

    Join Minor Lile as he leads us in a series of contemplative programs timed to coincide with the seasonal solstices and equinoxes. We’ll be given the opportunity to experience nature in its wholeness and to reflect upon and share our experiences. The program includes a brief talk followed by a field exploration. Best suited for age 8 and older, mostly level terrain.

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  4. How to be a citizen scientist

    June 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cascade shelter

    Do you like spending time outside learning about wildlife around you? Have you always wanted to be a scientist? Now is your chance to learn how! Citizen science is when everyday people help collect data for professional scientists. Interpretive Naturalists Rachel and Deanna will teach all ages how they can be citizen scientists. Learn how to use technology to help identify plants and animals and how to add the data to online collections that help researchers understand wildlife populations.

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  5. Bea & Cindy’s Mor’n S’mores

    June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cascade Lake Day Use Shelter

    Camping out means cooking out, and here are a few great ideas for you to try, especially if you want your kids to share KP. Simple pleasures over the fire, a propane stove…or a solar powered oven! Definitely family-friendly – in fact, encouraged!

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  6. Junior Ranger

    June 26, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Cascade Shelter

    Join interpretive naturalists Rachel Baker and Deanna Bugel as we discover the ways a Junior Ranger can have fun with hands-on learning, exciting games, funny stories, and great ideas on how we can safely enjoy and help conserve Moran State Park and the world around us. Please wear shoes good for doing a small walk-about. Small children need to be accompanied by adults. Ages 4-12.

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  7. Mt. Constitution stone tower tour

    June 26, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Learn about the fascinating history of the iconic Mt. Constitution Stone Tower. It holds amazing stories. Rolf Eriksen, tour leader, has been our dedicated Tower Expert for many years. If going to the top of the tower, be prepared for lots of stone steps; walking shoes and warm clothing recommended. Bring your own CCC and Stone Tower stories to share. Family- fun, young children need to be accompanied by an adult.

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  8. How to be a citizen scientist

    June 27, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cascade shelter

    Do you like spending time outside learning about wildlife around you? Have you always wanted to be a scientist? Now is your chance to learn how! Citizen science is when everyday people help collect data for professional scientists. Interpretive Naturalists Rachel and Deanna will teach all ages how they can be citizen scientists. Learn how to use technology to help identify plants and animals and how to add the data to online collections that help researchers understand wildlife populations.

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Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park

  1. Movie Night-National Parks Adventure

    June 26, 2021, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    About The Film Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier National Park, Redwood National Park, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in what is both an action-packed expedition and a souful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.

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Wanapum Recreational Area

  1. Junior Ranger program

    June 19, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    Have fun and play games! Learn what it means to be a Junior Ranger. All are welcome. Note that program content is designed for 4 to 12 year olds. An adult must accompany children. Meet in the campground near site #1 (the host site)and the restroom.

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  2. Junior Ranger program

    June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    Have fun and play games! Learn what it means to be a Junior Ranger. All are welcome. Note that program content is designed for 4 to 12 year olds. An adult must accompany children. Meet in the campground near site #1 (the host site)and the restroom.

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